Halfway through the early spring class training camp in Schull, the sailors and coaches are delighted with the progress so far. The 26 sailors have been blessed with summer-like weather including bright skies and almost warm sunshine. On the water it's been quite a lot colder than ashore, but superb conditions for learning.
Nice video and brief update on Schull training available on: http://www.afloat.ie/
Training Date – 13th – 17th February 2012
Venue – Schull, West Cork, Ireland
Cost - €300 / boat
Contact Tom Mapplebeck on 0862475551 or tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com
Coaching will be lead by Tom Mapplebeck, Christian Birrell and Nic Asher, more coaches will be available if numbers exceed expectations.
Entries are now open for the ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championship 2012. This is an important qualifier/selector for the 420s. Entry details availible from:
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CALL : CIARA DOWLING 087 2235148 / 284 1180
In April (12th-15th) over 400 sailors will compete in Dublin Bay in seven different classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Feva, Topper, 29er and Optimist). For youth sailors, this event is the most important in the annual calendar as it is the decider for the top Irish sailors to compete internationally during 2012 and is the pathway for future Olympic sailors.
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Coaches will be confirmed over the next few weeks.
We currently have a number of sailors interested in the camp with some over seas sailors also interested, we hope to have these confirmed over the next week. If anyone has a boat which they may be able to loan to these sailors, that would be great.
The Irish 420 fleet arrived in Lough Derg last weekend for the End of Seasons. Many boats partook in a three day training course with Olympian Ger Owens and former 420 sailor Rob Lehane prior to the event, while others were coached by Tom Mapleback for three days in Galway. Overall the fleet came to the event very well prepared. The event was held in surprisingly sunny conditions but with that sun came very little wind and bitterly cold weather.
Irish 420 Class Association - End of Seasons - Lough Derg Yacht Club
Results are final as of 14:48 on November 6, 2011
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The sailing documentation for the 420 End of Season Regatta is attached. The event is due to take place at LDYC on the 5th and 6th of November. Registration is 9:00-10:30am with the first warning signal at 10:55am to allow for four races on Saturday.
I would like to remind you that the AGM of the Irish International 420 Class Association will take place at 6pm on Sat 5th of November at the LDYC clubhouse
There will be two specialist 420 coaching clinics held over the upcoming October mid-term. The first will be held in Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) 1st-3rd November. The second will be held in Lough Derg Yacht Club (LDYC) 2nd-4th November.
These dovetail into the 420 End of Seasons in LDYC on 5 & 6 November and it's a great time for both existing 420 sailors and those new to the class to get some quality time in the boat. "Read more" below for details...
A training clinic for all Leinster 420 sailors will take place in the Royal St George Yacht Club. This is a 2 day event with top UK and Irish National 420 coach Tom Mapplebeck. There will be a special module for those new to the class focusing on:
The cost is estimated to be 80 euro per boat (40 per sailor). RSGYC 420 sailors doing the winter training the cost in included in your fee. If you don't have a boat but want to try the class there may be an option to charter a boat for the weekend.
This promises to be a great weekend. If you want to take part sign up IMMEDIATELY to secure a place. To sign up for the weekend contact Carol Healion in the sailing office 012801811 or atsailing [at] rsgyc [dot] ie